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Locating Catholic Church Records in New Mexico
Introduction to the Project
These pages will help you identify the Catholic churches
that recorded your Catholic ancestors' baptism, marriage, and death. With each church
name is a list of the microfilm numbers of that place and time, and a description
of the records on that film. Please let us know if this project helped you find
the records you needed, or if you have information to enhance or correct any of
the material. See Feedback.
New Mexico's Catholic churches are governed by three independent dioceses, and the
13 Colorado counties along the NM border are governed by another. This site is designed
to help you find the right one.
1. Towns and cities
in alphabetical order:
If you are starting with only the name of a town, this listing will help place that
town by its current location. If it was under the jurisdiction of a different county
at one time, that information will be noted as well.
2. The Counties
Map: Showing the county lines with their current boundaries:
New Mexico Colorado
Counties, in aphabetical order:
Photos of some churches in those counties, courtesy of Connie Langford.
Records & Sources:
Where to go to study microfilms, microfiche,
and published materials? For information specific to a county, look on that county's
Sources consulted to obtain information for
Hidden records: Sometimes one or more vital records
are found hidden within another group. Let us know if you find one, and we'll publicize
it. See "Orphan"
Problems to watch out for: Some record books were
microfilmed by more than one group, so the same records may appear on more than
one microfilming, and there is some overlapping of material and dates. Also, the
record is sometimes more legible on a different film, so we are listing all film
numbers as we learn of them.
Keeping the information current:
Information updates: Phone numbers and addresses
on the county pages have been updated to reflect those in the latest version of
the New Mexico Blue Book, and numerous readers have contributed additional
information as well. See Records for the sources
of our information. If you know that an address, phone number, or any other
information posted herein is incorrect or missing, please feel free to contact us.
This is a joint volunteer effort. Please
contact us to add information to this databank.
If sending email to us with corrections or additions that apply to this databank
of church records, please include source reference, and send to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Locating Catholic Church
Records in New Mexico is a work-in-progress and the pages will be revised as
Due to the volume of incoming mail, this webmaster is not always
able to answer online research questions, but other volunteers are available. To
post a query, see email for suggestions and send it to email@example.com or to
NMGenWeb is a volunteer group that is linked to a larger network covering
the entire United States. You'll also find help in our extensive
Be sure to "bookmark" this page so that
you can find your way back when you are ready to document your
Locating Catholic Church
Records in New Mexico is a joint project by volunteers of the New Mexico Genealogical
Society, New Mexico GenWeb, and the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of NM.
The goal: to locate the Catholic churches in New Mexico, then present the information
in an easy to search format. This is a work-in-progress and we welcome new or corrected
information for this databank.
For correspondence regarding this church project,
send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact NMGS about membership or programs: email@example.com.
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